Wednesday, September 13, 2006

How green tea makes you mellow

Psychology Today has a great article about how the polyphenols, tannins, and other important compounds in green tea help makes us mellow.

A study from the University of San Francisco found that the polyphenols in green tea can boost availability of the important brain substance dopamine in the areas where it's needed. Dopamine is a signaling substance in brain circuits that are crucial to creating positive mood states.

—Mellow Monk


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